WLRQ-FM 99.3

Original Call Letters: WEZY 

Originally Licensed: Jun 15, 1967 

Original City of License: Cocoa 

Original Frequency: 99.3

Origin of Call Letters: Sounds like; Light Rock=Light RQ

Original Power: 3,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Adult Contemporary

Network Affiliation(s):

Westwood One


1967-Gannett Florida Corp.

1982-EZY, Inc. ($1.05 million with co-located WMYM-AM 1350)

1995-GEM Broadcasting
1997-Commodore Media
1997-Capstar Broadcasting
1999-Chancellor Media
2000-Clear Channel
2008-Clear Channel
2018-Capstar TX. LLC

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WEZY-1967-Simulcast of WEZY-AM 1350

WEZY-1973-Automated Beautiful Music

WLRQ-1988-Beautiful Music

WLRQ-1990-Lite Rock


WLRQ-1994-Adult Contemporary

WLRQ-2000-Adult Standards/News/Talk

WLRQ-2006-Lite Rock

Some History of WLRQ
Thanks to Dave Kelly for a bit of history. "...WLRQ-EZY Communications was private company managed by the Klepper family out of Ohio. Tanya Klepper was the GM. In 1997 Commodore Media transferred ownership to Capstar in 98, then AMFM and finally Clear Channel a few years ago." 


The WLRQ staff. Jay Waggoner is third from the left
       courtesy of Jay Waggoner

Some of the folks pictured are: Clare Carver, Tanya Klepper, Jay Waggoner, Phil Noble, Bill Diamond, Mark Cantoni and Jim Richards.
 Clare Carver adds some names to the above staff photo. Sam Winstead standing in the back in the black shirt. Derald Johnson is standing to Bill Diamond's left. Bill is the white haired fellow in the center. Bill was in sales. Barbara Bell who did news is in the Mickey Mouse shirt. 

  courtesy of Jay Waggoner

WLRQ Personalities

Rita Michaels-1986-1988-EZY, Inc.
Charlie Morgan (Jim Pride)-1988-Mornings/General Manager-EZY, Inc.

"Cap'n" Chris Hill-1989-1991-EZY, Inc. Biography

Clare Carver-1989-1993-Mid-days/Assistant Program Director/Program Director-EZY, Inc.  
Derald Johnson-1992-Mornings-EZY, Inc.

Dave Kelly-1995-Mornings/Program Director-GEM Broadcasting  Biography

Karen Kay-1996-2000-Mornings-EZY, Inc./GEM Broadcasting/Capstar/Commodore Media/Chancellor Media/AMFM/Clear Channel      Biography

Brenda Matthews
-2003-2008-3PM-7PM-Clear Channel  Biography
Brenda resigned from Lite Rock 99.3 on Friday, 2/29/08

Michael W. Lowe
-2004-2020-Program Director/Mornings-Gannett Florida Corp./EZY, Inc./GEM Broadcasting/Capstar/Commodore Media/Chancellor Media/AMFM/Clear Channel  Biography

Mark Cantoni

Phil Noble

Tascha Marsh (Tascha Foy)-Receptionist/Air Staff

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Tascha at the front desk 

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Tascha in the studio
photos courtesy of Jay Waggoner

Jason Lee (Jay Waggoner)-Overnights/Middays/Engineer   In Memory

Darrald Johnson

Bob Newport

Eric Young-3PM-7PM/The Lite Jazz Brunch-Sundays-8AM-Noon

Barbara Bell-News

Kenneth West-News Director

JT Daniels    Biography

Mark Lander-Program Director

Mindy Levy

Theresa Lucas-Sun-12AM - 6AM

Jeff Stevens-Sun-6AM-10AM

Other Names in WLRQ History

Charlie Morgan-1988-General Manager-EZY, Inc.

Jim Faires-1999-Sales Director-AMFM

Samantha Whaley-1999-Promotions Director-AMFM

Katrina Perez-2010-2011-President/General Manager-Clear Channel Communications Inc.

 Holiday-2011-Cluster Operations Manager/2016-Area Senior Vice President for Melbourne and Fort Myers and Punta Gorda Cluster/Afternoon drive-IHeart Media

Tom Davis-2013- Vice President/Market Manager for the Melbourne three station cluster-Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Tanya Klepper-General Manager

Jim Richards

Bob Johnson

Bill Diamond-Sales


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